Horror Recommendations

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Are you scared, Darth Vader?

Adam Rex

Andrew Newell, Library Assistant

Good for kids

Follow Darth Vader as the narrator tries to discover what frightens the Sith Lord. This picture book is entertaining for kids and parens alike, putting Darth Vader into a silly situation (and lets you try your best Vader voice).

This book is available on SClends.

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Big Pumpkin

Eric Silverman

Brittany Oates, Youth Services Coordinator

Good for kids

Everybody's favorite Halloween characters make an appearance in this not-at-all-scary book about teamwork, perseverance, and pumpkin pie.

I am recommending this book because it is really fun to read, and it has a great lesson to teach! Can be found on SClends and Hoopla.

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Pig the Monster

Aaron Blabey

Brittany Oates, Youth Services Coordinator

Good for kids

Pig the Pug takes things a little too far (as usual) on Halloween and finally learns his lesson. At least for the time being. Kids and kids at heart will enjoy watching Pig's Halloween antics and seeing what mischief he will get into this time.

I am recommending this book for several reasons: 1) Pig and Trevor are adorable (even though Pig tends to get himself into trouble), 2) Pig and Trevor going trick-or-treating and Pig being a little (or a lot) greedy with his treats is fun and funny to see, and 3) Seeing Pig and Trevor in various costumes and having some Halloween fun is an awesome way to get into the Halloween spirit! Can be found on SClends.

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The Final Girl Support Group

Grady Hendrix

Cheryl A. Graffo, Library Assistant

Good for adults

In horror movies, the final girl is the one who's left standing when the credits roll. The one who fought back, defeated the killer, and avenged her friends. The one who emerges bloodied but victorious, a victim and a hero. But after the sirens fade and the audience moves on, what happens to her?

I'm recommending this one because I grew up in the 80's watching the movies the book is based on. It's available on SClends.

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Fractured Tide

Leslie Lutz

Darnell Glover, Circulation Manager

Good for teens

Seventeen-year-old Sia practically grew up in the water scuba diving, and wreck dives are run of the mill. Take the tourists out. Explore the reef. Uncover the secrets locked in the sunken craft. But this time... the dive goes terribly wrong. Attacked by a mysterious creature, Sia's boat is sunk, her customers are killed, and she washed up on a deserted island with no sign of rescue in sigh. Waiting in the water is a seemingly unstoppable monster that is still hungry. In the jungle just off the beach are dangers best left untested. When Sia reunites with a manful of survivors, she sees it as the sign of light. Sia is wrong. Enjoyed this book because once again it held a possibility. Science speaks about time warps and black holes, infinite star systems. Once again could this truly happen? What if? This is a Teen book however I think adults could enjoy it also. This book can be found in SClends.

Enjoyed this book because once again it held a possibility. Science speaks about time warps and black holes, infinite star systems. Once again could this truly happen? What if? This is a Teen book however I think adults could enjoy it also. This book can be found in SClends.

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The Suicide House

Charlie Donea

Darnell Glover, Circulation Manager

Good for adults

Inside the walls of Indiana's elite Westmont Preparatory High School, expectations run high and rules are strictly enforced. But in the woods beyond the manicured campus sits and abandoned boarding house, infamous among Westmont's students as a late-night hangout. Here, only one rule applies: don't let your handle go out-unless you want the Man in the Mirror to find you.

Ok so by now we have figured out I like the unexplained, however I also like a good mystery. This book was like a supernatural mystery. You guessed it I enjoyed it! This book can be found in SClends.

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The Old Willis Place

Mary Downing Hahn

Kathleen McTeer, Children's Service Manager

Good for kids

Tired of the rules that have bound them ever since "the bad things happened", 12 year-old Diana ignores her brother's warnings and befriends the daughter of the new caretaker, setting in motion events that lead to the release of the spirit of an evil, crazy woman who once ruled the old Willis place.

For readers of scary books, Mary Douning Hahn is by far one of the most prolific and scary writers I have read. I enjoyed the surprise elements, and in the end, all was peaceful at the Old Willis Place. This Title is available at the Beaufort Branch Library, SClends, and Hoopla. Other books by this author are available in cloudLibrary.

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Cat out of Hell

Lynne Truss

Thomas Schotter, Marketing Assistant

Good for adults

For people who both love and hate cats comes the tale of Alec Charlesworth, a librarian who finds himself suddenly alone: he's lost his job, his beloved wife has just died, and to top it all off, his sister has disappeared. Overcome by grief, he stands in his sister's kitchen staring at the only witness to what's happened to her: her cat, Roger. Who then speaks to him.

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Midnight Sun

Stephenie Meyer

Tina Mellen, Information Services Librarian

Good for teens

A retelling of Twilight through Edward's eyes - The reader can see the dark side of this vampire as he meets Bella and the struggle he feels constantly craving her blood and the desire to drain her of every last drop.

This book is a page turner and hard to put down. This book can be found on SClends and cloudLibrary.

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Spook

Mary Roach

Traci Cox, Marketing & Communications Manager

Good for adults

In an attempt to find out what happens when people die, the author of "Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers" brings her tireless curiosity to bear on an array of contemporary and historical soul-searchers: scientist, schemers, engineers, mediums, all trying to prove (or disprove) that there is an afterlife.

I enjoy Mary Roach's style and humor as she attempts to answer mysterious questions like "Do ghosts exist? Is there evidence that the soul weighs 21 grams? Is ectoplasm really a thing? If you're interested in the subject matter, this is a fitting book to read during the month of October.

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Room on the Broom

Julia Donaldson

Wendy Purdy, Library Assistant

Good for kids

Witch and her cat are zooming through the night on a broomstick. They need help, but is there enough room on the broom for her helpers?

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It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

Charles M. Schulz

Brittany Oates, Youth Services Coordinator

Good for kids

Reading this book is the perfect way to get into the Halloween spirit! It's so much fun to join Charlie Brown and the gang as they enjoy the fall weather, make their Halloween costumes, go trick-or-treating, and, of course, wait for the Great Pumpkin!

I am recommending this book because it doesn't feel like Halloween until I read it. It's a fun, festive, classic children's book and reading (usually more than once) is the perfect way to kick off Halloween season! Can be found on Sclends.

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The Bumpy Little Pumpkin

Margery Cuyler

Brittany Oates, Youth Services Coordinator

Good for kids

Even though her big sister thinks the pumpkin she chose is ugly, Little Nell can see that it is special. This book is about not judging someone by how they look but finding value in what is on the inside.

I am recommending this book because, especially in this social media obsessed age, it is important to remember that looks aren't everything. It serves as a great reminder that even the bumpiest, littlest pumpkin is beautiful! Can be found on SClends.

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Toil & Trouble: a Memoir

Augusten Burroughs

Cheryl A. Graffo, Library Assistant

Good for adults

For as long as Augusten Burroughs could remember, he knew things he shouldn't have known. He manifested things that shouldn't have come to pass. And he told exactly no one about this, sace one person: his mother. His mother reassured him that it was all perfectly normal, that he was descended from a long line of witches, going back to the days of the early American colonies.

I'm recommending this one because who isn't wondered how they know things they shouldn't? It's available in SClends, Hoopla and cloudLibrary.

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The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires

Grady Hendrix

Cheryl A. Graffo, Library Assistant

Good for adults

A supernatural thriller set in South Carolina in the '90s about a women's book club that must protect its suburban community from a mysterious stranger who turns out to be a real monster.

It's not a straight horror book - it addresses racism and economic disparity as well. It's available in SClends, Hoopla and cloudLibrary

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Devolution

Max Brooks

Darnell Glover, Circulation Manager

Good for adults

As the ash and chaos from Mount Rainier's eruption swirled and finally settled, the story of the Greenloop massacre has passed unnoticed, unexamined, until now. But the journals of resident Kate Holland, recovered from the town's bloody wreckage, capture a tale too harrowing and too death-shattering in its implications, to be forgotten. Because if what Kate Holland saw in those days is real, then we must accept the impossible, We must accept that the creature known as Bigfoot walks among us, and that it is a beast of terrible strength and ferocity.

I enjoyed this book because the story centered around the big foot lore. What if they truly exist and what if we are truly infringing on their territory? Are we really ready to live in nature not knowing what is our there? As we destroy more and more of nature we may be surprised at what we encounter. The book can be found in SClends

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Serpent & Dove

Shelby Malhurin

Denise Rivers, Library Assistant

Good for teens

It is a wild love & hate story that is taken place in France. There is a continuing war between witches and the Church. Reid Diggory is sworn to the Church as a Chasseur to not only protect what he stands for, but live by the principle that no witch shall live. His life was forever changed when he crossed paths with a witch named Louise le Blanc. Their journey began after being forced into a complicated situation: MARRIAGE!!!

I recommend this book because 1) This book is part one of a thriller trilogy so more reason to read 2) This book talks about evil sorcery, witchcrafts, and forbidden love between witches and humans. WHO DOESN'T ENJOY READING ABOUT THAT!?! This book is available on SClends and Hoopla. The audiobook is available on cloudLibrary.

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Ninth House

Leigh Bardugo

Libby Voight, Senior Library Assistant

Good for teens

Alex Stern was the sole survivor of an unsolved multiple homicide back in California before she got a scholarship to Yale. She finds she doesn't really fit in there either, but she uses her ability to interact with ghosts to keep an eye on the mysterious secret societies full of the rich and powerful. Then her mentor disappears and a girl is murdered on campus.

I enjoyed how all of the mysteries wove together with the magical elements. Leigh Bardugo is better known for her young adult Grishaverse series but Ninth House is much darker and written for adults. It's perfect for readers who enjoy supernatural mysteries, dark academia, and unreliable narrators. Ninth House in available through SC Lends, the ebook is on cloudLibrary and Hoopla.

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Hellboy Omnibus Vol. 1: Seed Of Destruction

Mike Mignola, John Byrne

Thomas Schotter, Marketing Assistant

Good for teens

The Hellboy saga begins--with over 300 pages drawn by Mignola! For the first time, Hellboy's complete story is presented in chronological order for the ultimate reading experience.

With an awesome art style and demonic protagonist, you really can't go wrong with this graphic novel.

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Frankenstein Lost Souls

Dean Koontz

Tina Mellen, Information Services Librarian

Good for adults

A twist on the legend of Frankenstein - Victor Leben (who was known as Frankenstein), a mad scientist, uses stem cells to create a race of super humans (a perfect combination of flesh and machine). The survival of the human race rests with five people to prove him wrong. The dangers they face are more than they have ever encountered in the past.

This book is a page turner and hard to put down. This book is available on SClends and cloudLibrary.

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Skeleton Hiccups

Margery Cuyler

Wendy Purdy, Library Assistant

Good for kids

This hilarious read aloud will hit the funny bones and make everyone laugh. Skeleton has the hiccups; he asks his friends to help her rid of them. He tries all sorts of funny ways to get the hiccups away. Nothing works until he makes a shocking discovery!!

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